Goodbye to Dad’s old ethanol plant – Hello to the Bioeconomy and the new biorefinery, says BIO’s Brent Erickson, as 2012 gets underway.
Ethanol plants are nice, but let’s face it: they represent simple technology that is just the tip of what could be a huge economic engine – a biobased economy. At the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) we have been preaching the gospel of the biobased economy for over a decade. I am gratified to see attention is now being paid to the effort by the White House and others.
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Source: BiofuelsDigest, 2012-01-06.